FREE BLOG Major topics and trends discussed at HBI 2024

HBI’s annual conference took place last week. Almost 600 attendees — comprising CXOs of healthcare providers, investors, suppliers and advisors — travelled from 40 different countries to London for the event. Over the course of three days of roundtables, workshops and panel discussions, they explored the big issues the sector faces, and the opportunities available to the private sector in helping to solve them.

Healthcare investment “through the bottom of the cycle” — Goldberg (Rothschild)

At last year’s conference Hedley Goldberg, Managing Director at multinational investment bank Rothschild, predicted healthcare M&A activity would begin picking up again in Q4 2023 or Q1 2024. But we’re now halfway through 2024 and there are still very few deals above €500m taking place. Goldberg is confident, however, that we have now passed through the bottom of the cycle.

Dentistry’s digital future — HBI 2024

At a fascinating HBI 2024 workshop on transforming the dental services industry, innovators outlined bold new business models designed to improve access to affordable, high-quality oral care for millions across Europe.

HBI 2024 Day Two, Afternoon Briefing

The afternoon of day two of HBI 2024 included sessions on dental services, veterinary services the move to preventive healthcare, decarbonisation and the race to decarbonise.

HBI 2024 Day One Briefing

HBI 2024 opened with a day of workshops, concluding with the HBI 2024 welcome reception hosted by medtech company Siemens Healthineers, and a dinner hosted by consulting firm McKinsey & Company.

Mid Europa to sell Romanian provider Regina Maria for over €1bn 

Mid Europa Partners, a central and eastern Europe-focused PE investor, is selling Regina Maria, Romania’s second largest private health care provider by revenue, after almost a decade of ownership. Turkish group Acibadem is rumoured to be likely to bid, although the group would not confirm this to HBI.

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